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>>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 6 on your side. >>> are big story will sound familiar. >> we are facing a major heat wave and temperatures are going nowhere but up. people were doing their best to deal with the warm temperatures. if you think it is hot today brace yourself. >> a look at where we are and where we are headed. >> today's heat is nothing compared to what we're going to get later this week. is that right? >> it is a little bit of a warm- up. temperatures will be excessive. i will give the the latest. check out our current temperatures. right around the 90-degree mark. humidity levels are up there as well. what is not quite so typical is the extended periods of high heat and humidity. oklahoma city, 100 degrees. the heat index is 115 in omaha. it feels like 113 in minneapolis. a couple of isolated showers later tonight and tomorrow. a lot more on this heat and a few minutes. >>> we are not the only ones locked in mother nature's oven. the scorching temperatures hit most of the midwest. 15 states are under heat advisories and warnings. nearly 40 states will s
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's where the hurricane center
big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
's county police said they have yet to make an arrest. >>> the big developments in the rape case that ties to continents. dominique strauss-kahn was released on bail. this comes as there are significant cold and the accuser's account to police. >> it was certainly a legal bombshells in court. for weeks he has been confined to a luxury manhattan loft. today, he is freed from house arrest. prosecutors are investigating holes in the story. he walked out of court a free on his own recognizance. he did not speak to reporters. >> we get to celebrate fort his family a bit of personal independence. >> he has been the focus of a pipe -- of a high-profile investigation when a hotel maid accused him of sexually assaulting her in his luxury hotel suite. >> substantial credibility issues. we are not moving to dismiss the case. >> the woman advocates making up a story of being gang raped and beaten in her homeland in order to enhance her application for asylum. the charges, including attempted rape are not being produced. >> are prosecutors will continue their investigation. >> the attorney for the alle
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
tomorrow's big vote. outraged targeting an officer under arrest, and message from a family. a big problem. >> hundreds could lose their air-conditioning. >> this cnn anchor has a new job. >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at. >>> our breaking news comes in from the district or we have learned about two women had been stabbed. john gonzales is live on the scene. >> it appears a street fight turned a very violent in northeast d.c. tonight. a group of young women attacked another woman and started beating her. police got a call just after 9:00 tonight. when they arrived they found two women suffering from stab wounds. police still have the area closed off. pinel clothing and flip-flops are strewn across the sidewalk. we do know that one woman was transported to local hospital. the one other woman was treated at the scene. police have created a large perimeter tonight searching for the suspect including searching the parking lot of the home depot. we do understand that at least one young woman has been taken to local police station for questioning. she is not being called a suspect right
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfing rupert murd
the debt ceiling and republicans are saying that there's not just enough time to work out a big deal. there's a heightened sense of urgency in washington to come up with a deal to raise the nation's credit limit. lawmakers are at a standoff over how to tackle the deficit and prevent the nation from defaulting on it debt. the major sticking point- taxes. president obama would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. to do that the president and the democrats are call for some tax increases. by closing tax loopholes for some businesses. a nonstarter for republicans. >> we're not going to raise taxes in the middle of this horrible economic situation. >> reporter: president obama told lawmakers last night he's prepared to put social security on the table but some democratic lawmakers say no way. >> house democrats aren't supporting any cuts or benefits for social security or medicare. >> reporter: warning of dire consequences of what would happen if it reaches the debt ceiling. president obama will hold a press conference later this morning and will once again meet with congressional leaders. officials
, a big trade but the opponent, and new head coaches. camp officially started today with something more shocking. quiet. all 60 players or supposed to show up dead. free agent signees can not report until thursday -- all 60 players showed ought -- showed up. the team expects him to sign it soon. no one is missing the distractions of these days. >> i think everybody is getting different questions. we are so used to what about this guy? what about that guy? to focus on football again, it feels like a regular scenario. >> imagine the back. the eagles have landed the biggest name in the market. the quarterback has signed a five-year deal worth $60 million. the eagles outbid the jets and the 49 years for his services. -- 49 years for his services. let's not forget about baseball. the trade deadline. let's see. top of the fourth. it would make the catch but that is your winning run. the national's lose the sixth in a row. was not very event filled. donovan mcnabb left washington as a third string quarterback but you drive to a better situation in minnesota. the head coach says he will be a vi
steps that might keep you from getting the disease? >>> and, live big. one gutsy woman decides to challenge the limits of middle age. her 60-hour nonstop swim with the sharks, a rallying cry for every life. >>> good evening. the 80-year-old global power brok broker rupert murdoch called this the most humble day of his life. and we catched him called to account in front of british parliament, for the scandal that outraged the world. next to him, the son he h h once hoped would be his successor. and there, right in the center, in the pink jacket, rupert murdoch's wife, who played a surprising role when a heckler with a pie tried to attack her husband and she moved in. it is hard not to see what happened today as a kind of shakespearean drama, and jeffrey kofman was there watching it all in london. jeffrey, good evening. >> reporter: and good evening to you, diane. that's right. it was a very public family drama. a dynasty given a chance to salvage its reputation and scrambling to save itself in destruction. murdoch and his son couldn't stop apologizing throughout the afternoon. b
kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to keep me alive, i like to apply my o
league. >> i am loving this women's soccer. >> we will >>> we have another big contest under way on our facebook page. >> go to wjla.com/facebook. you can register all week. we have one final check of our breaking news tonight. 270 remains closed because of a gas leak. >> the eastbound lane of clarksburg road is also closed. officials told us that 270 may be close down until midnight or later. check with wjla.com for updates. >>> a cluster of thunderstorms. i wanted to show you our radar. there are some thunderstorms that are firing up around winchester. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot
. >> it has been rough on everybody. it is great to be back. a big reception this morning. it was as good to be back to concentrate on football. >> i came from a free lunch. it was good. >> it sounds like leon, i was there for the lunch. seattle made the biggest headline by getting to the quarterback jackson. let's go to baseball. to the dollar tuesday at the ballpark but i am not sure that the fans got their money's worth. morrison the commerce for the marlins. they be washington, 11-2. let's go to the -- let's go to to rodez the orioles and the blue jays. he read two home runs. the orioles win. our picture of the night comes from russia. he made a surprise appearance at the halftime of a soccer match. the honor gm -- the honor to him. our picture of the night. [laughter] >>> the serial slasher is our top trending story on wjla.com. and the proposed curfew in montgomery county bridge all those stories and more are aptt wjla.com. by friday, we'll be back to 100 degrees. it will feel like 105 degrees. that he did take continuing into next week, which ready or not here comes august. we can
temperature -- 91 degrees. dallas, the big d oklahoma city -- 102. every day in oklahoma city since june 1 has been 90 degrees or higher. the middle part of the country continues debate -- to bake. here is the general pattern. nothing really terrible coming our way. as the jet stream moves north we will see this little area of high pressure. it will not be as humid tomorrow. the wind will turn more to the southwest. that humidity will come back. there is the risk of afternoon showers and thundershowers for wednesday and thursday, not tomorrow. when you head out, we'll have a pleasant morning. near-90 tomorrow. our average height -- highs is 88 degrees. the air quality is negative -- though one negative. it is in the unhealthy rings. the uv index will be high bank -- unhealthy range. the uv index will be high. we will get a little break into the weekend. now that it is a four-day week, it is looking pretty good. you can check out the weather 24/7 online. checking our top stories on wjla.com -- the latest on the suit against dominique strauss-kahn. the fourth of july -- everything is online @ wj
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